This Week at Tots2Tweens

Posted by Tara Dunsmore in Blog, Picks of the Week on Sun, Aug 26, 2012

Picks of the Week

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Read it

What’s the first thing your kids say when the come home from school? If they are anything like mine it’s, “Can I have a snack?” And my inevitable response, “a SMALL snack. I don’t want you to ruin your dinner.” In Snack Happy, Nutrition Adviser Amy Marlow explains the importance of snacks for our kids and how to make sure we are making them healthy and satisfying at the same time.

Watch it

Have you been following our Back-to-School Spectacular? One lucky winner is going to win TONS of amazing back-to-school prizes plus a $500 shopping spree! If you haven’t been following along, it’s not too late to catch up. Watch Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 and Day 7.  Here’s how you enter:

  1. Follow @Tots2Tweens on Twitter
  2. Like us on Facebook (get 2 entries)
  3. Tag Tots2Tweens in a Summer Fun photo of you and/or your family (get 5 entries)
  4. Leave a comment on each blog post (get 2 entries)
  5. Like each day’s Back to School Spectacular Blog Post. (click on Like at the top of the post)

Cook it

We’ve got sandwiches galore! Tuna Stuffed Sourdough, Falafel, and Stromboli Pizza Sandwiches help make lunchtime anything but boring.

Do it

Fall is such a fun time for events! Check out my collection of fall events and festivals. And don’t forget, the Maryland State Fair kicks off Friday, August 24 and runs through Monday, September 3. Just some of the entertainment includes The Band Perry, Victoria Justice, “Battle of the Beast” Bull Riding & Barrel Racing, Live Thoroughbred Horseracing, and Agricultural Fair Tours. This is one event you don’t want to miss!

Brain Balance Center of Richmond will host a Back-to-School  Open House Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Brain Balance offers a non-drug, whole-child approach for autism spectrum, ADHD, dyslexia, other neurobehavioral disorders with one major goal: reconnected kids!

Find it

Quickly becoming one of Frederick, Maryland‘s favorite shopping destinations, Thrift Angel “Thrift Store and More!” offers our guests a shopping experience worth coming back for. By supporting Thrift Angel, you are supporting our community. At the end of each month, after paying expenses, we allocate money to buy grocery gift cards and give them to area churches to help unemployed folks and others in need of assistance.

If you are looking for extracurricular activates for your children this school year, Frederick County Parks and Recreation has everything you are looking for. From art to sports and fitness to kindergarten readiness, you will find the class for your child through Frederick County Parks and Recreation.

Sell it

Are you interested in selling your items on a family friendly website? Would you like to connect with a local online parenting resource all in one stop? If you answered yes to either of these questions then the Tots2Tweens classified section is the place for you to be! Under our “Sell It” tab you can turn your clutter into cash! Sell your child’s furniture, toys, games, clothing, and more! The best news is that it is all FREE, FREE, FREE!

Check it out:

*Tots2Tweens recommends that you do not give anyone your home address or other pertinent information. Arrange to meet in a public space if possible. Please use all safety precautions when meeting a perspective buyer or seller. Tots2Tweens accepts no responsibility for the items listed in the classifieds section.

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About Tara Dunsmore

Tara is a single mom from Frederick, Maryland just trying to keep up with her crazy life. When she's not at the park with her Boo Boo you can find her either at her day job right here at Tots2Tweens or at her second job as a Jamberry Independent Consultant. Tara spends her days at Tots2Tweens searching for fun family activities and interesting content to share with our readers. Events, recipes, parenting articles and resources…if you live in MD/DC/VA/PA Tots2Tweens is the place to find it. She spends a lot of time on Pinterest and Facebook sharing her finds with our followers. Tara also volunteers her time as the Administrative Coordinator for the charitable photographer's network, Shoots for a Cure.You can read more about Tara's crazy life on her blog i heart my crazy life or follow her on twitter: @heartmycrzylife.

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